CHeriScape Cultural Heritage in Landscape

CHeriScape is a landscape-focussed network that originated as part of the transnational pilot call of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Landscape and cultural heritage are tightly and closely linked ideas. They are mutually supportive, and in conjunction they offer a way to realise the social and economic benefits of both. Heritage in all its diverse manifestations daily enriches people's landscapes. At the same time, the idea of landscape provides a global framework within which heritage can be differently understood, cherished and protected. It is a way of seeing and thinking that helps us to understand our place in the world. Furthermore, it is a perspective which transcends disciplinary boundaries, thus offering heritage a wider audience and platform for participation as well as new horizons of understanding and context. Over our three-year lifetime (2014-2016) we have organised five international and interdisciplinary conferences hosted in each of our partner countries, on the theme of 'Landscape as heritage' that form an integrated and coherent series. Each conference has a distinctive special focus but all will revolve around the single overall theme of 'landscape as heritage'. Discussions between researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders were at the heart of the conferences. We have used those discussions and shared experiences and knowledge to create a new generation of understanding and aspirations within both research and policy fields related to landscape and heritage in the form of 'Key messages' to take home for the future. This project was funded by the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (2014 - 2016).



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